OBITUARY

John "Jack" Atkins

June 24, 1928April 4, 2021
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John W. “Jack” Atkins, CMSgt Retired On April 4, 2021 Jack went to be with his Lord and his beloved wife Helen who preceded him in death on August 3, 2004. Jack was born in Roxborough, Pennsylvania on June 24, 1928. He is survived by his son Warren (Barbara), two daughters Pamela Atkins and Debra Stutts (Scott), a granddaughter, Heather Elliott (Marcus), grandson Grant Stutts, and great granddaughter Callie McKim. He entered the Air Force shortly after his high school graduation and served 22 years, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant. During his service, he was awarded the Air Force Commendation medal on two occasions. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies. He loved golf and bowling. He was a past president and life member of the Central Arkansas Bowling Association, the Arkansas State Bowling Association and the Southern Bowling Congress. He served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Central Arkansas Bowling Association for 19 years. In recognition of his service, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of all three organizations. Jack was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and served as an Elder for many years. Visitation will be held at 10 am, Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Pinecrest Funeral Home, 7401 Hwy 5 N, Alexander AR 72002. Funeral service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Pinecrest Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to North Little Rock Friends of Animals, PO Box 1712, North Little Rock, AR 72115

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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MacKenzie MacFarland

April 11, 2021

Jack and my grandma Alice Mae MacFarland (Eichenlaub) were cousins. She told me many stories about her and Jack. He came to visit her in Pittsburgh often when they were young and she told me how they would go to West View Park together and ride the rickety old rollercoasters. He always wanted to ride the ones that went the highest and he would laugh at how nervous my grandma was. I don't think I ever had the pleasure of meeting Jack but my grandma always spoke of him very fondly and thought about him often up until her death. I hope these memories bring you peace during this difficult time. Know that his free spirit touched many people.

Bill Turner

April 10, 2021

Regretfully, I will not be able to attend the service for Jack. Jack was a good man. We were good friends for many years and shared many trips to bowling and golf events. Jack was firm in his beliefs but was always willing to debate the issue, which he usually won. he was a true and faithful friend. Jack was a good man. May he rest in peace.

Charlie Alred

April 9, 2021

Jack was a good friend and gentle soul. Many years of bowling, golf, trips and trusting my mechanical experience.
He also loved to try out "whirly bird" with golf clubs when his game wasn't going his way. I think he could try that with bowling balls too if he could throw them some times. He was a great bowler and brought honor to the game.
More than anything he was truly a gentleman and a great friend. He was most happy with Helen by his side so I know he is truly smiling now beside her.
May God bless each of the family members and friends and find comfort in knowing he is at peace 🕊️

Dee Pridmore

April 9, 2021

My prayers are with you during this hard time. Jack was a great man and loved by so many. He will be greatly missed . It is hard to lose a loved one but he is at peace no pain or suffering now. He is home with your mom.🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

Ellen Massey

April 7, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of being Jacks nurse at the vets home for a period of time. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

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